The video of a Florida police officer has gone viral after being released. The video appears to show an officer shooting and killing a family dog just feet from the animal’s family.
According to a local media report:
The dog’s owner, Gillian Palacios, told Local 10 News that the officer knocked on her door at 832 SW Seventh St. to inform her that she had left her car door open.
She said her 2-year-old, 40-pound bulldog-mix Duchess, ran outside and was shot three times in the head by the officer.
Palacios said the officer told her, “Your dog charged me,” and then left, telling her that Animal Services would be by to pick up the dog.
“She was curious. She wasn’t barking (and) she wasn’t growling,” Palacios said. “There was no reason for him to think she was aggressive in any way.”
The Florida City Police Department is currently investigating the incident.
WARNING: The video is graphic!